Jam School: Blues As A Tool

by Kristofer Dahl

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  • Have you ever wished learning new licks wasn't so time consuming? - Imagine you could turn that trusty blues lick you learned when starting out - into something fresh sounding and new. Let's discuss how to apply and adapt blues licks to fit any style!

    I was never a 'true' blues fan, I just jammed over blues backings for fun. But ~18 years later, I realise this laid the foundation for my playing. It helped me develop dynamics, bending, vibrato, tone, timing, picking techniques...and the list goes on. Dive in to this lesson to maximise the success of your musical journey!

    The example jam in the main video uses Javier Aviles backing track from his Ethnic Country II lesson. Throughout the entire jam I relied on blues, even through the faster/shred passages.

    Gear: Vintage Icon V6 guitar, Kemper Profiler with Morgan Ac20 profile.

    Main video jam uses the D minor pentatonic scale:


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